Pi Bar Menu Lacks Pi Puns

Here’s what a piece o’ π at Pi Bar looks like:

Yum.  Both Burrito Justice (image cred for the above!)  and Grub Street have good posts about the new pizza joint at 25th and Valencia.  Check ‘em out.

I took a look at the menu in anticipation, and was, quite frankly,  a bit disappointed with the lack of π references.  In fact, the only punny π mentions on an otherwise straightforward menu were the $3.14 slices and the “2 * Pi * “R”egular Special,” which translates to a slice and a beer.  That last one doesn’t quite make sense.  2πR = circumference, dudes.

I understand I’m being obnoxious (seriously, stop reading now), but I’d like to come up with some suggestions for Pi Bar to pony up on the π puns.  Here’s what I’ve got so far, let me know if you think of more:

  • The Archimeaties – the all-meat pi!
  • The Pi Are Square – the pi whose area is square!
  • The Greek Constant – the Greek pi!
  • The Infinite Sequence – create your own pi!
  • Square Root Special – slices for $1.77!

Or whatever, they could keep their menu classy.  No biggie.

Looking forward to trying it out!

Pi Bar to Open Next Week

Finally, we can put the Summer-long Pi Bar meme to rest.  Today, Urban Daddy brings us the first comprehensive set of details about the new restaurant.  Sounds like it could be good times (although it seem as though they think 3.14 * 2 is the same as 3.14².  Whoops).


BREAKING NEWS: Pi Bar Looks Like a Fucking Restaurant BREAKING NEWS: Kevin Montgomery is Fucking Fired

believe it or not, pi bar is a restaurant

Eater SF has the hard-hitting scoop.

Also, it appears Pi Bar is destined to never open.  ’Shame.

UPDATE: Kevin lost his shit because Burrito Justice, Eater, SFist, Vegansaurus, us and maybe some others have done multiple posts on a restaurant that hasn’t opened yet, and for some reason he took it out on Eater, a blog devoted in part to obsessing about restaurants that haven’t opened yet — and a blog that Kevin and I both read every day because it rules.

To those that despise Kevin, I apologize for unleashing him on the world.

To those that love Kevin, he’s not actually fired, don’t worry.

To Kevin, go fuck yourself.


Vegansaurus Obsesses About Pi Bar So We Don't Have To


Coming soon: you failing to get some random play over a Tecate and slice of mushroom-black olive

In the post-American Apparel / Mr. Pickles era of Mission blogging, authors are desperate for controversial material to fill our lonely pages.  Luckily, the upcoming “Pi Bar” seems to be providing the necessary blogging fodder.  Since mid June, the new restaurant has had to endure a protest of vegans, a little bit of controversy surrounding the painted-over Suriya Thai mural, and even had to publicly address their neighbors (sounds familiar?).  And the general buzz?  3 posts on vegansaurus!, 3 on Burrito Justice, 5 on Eater SF, 3 on SFoodie, and countless other posts elsewhere.  If blogging was real life, you would have to wait 2 months to get a table.

Clearly, we are missing out on something here.

To bring you up the speed, vegansaurus! has been taking the investigative lead on this topic.  If you have not been acquainted with vegansaurus! yet, it is a quirky Mission-based food blog about eating cupcakes and calling people assholes in caps lock.  vegansaurus! recently placed a phone call to the new establishment to pressure them into making vegan pizza when they accidently uncovered a nefarious plot to open in a few weeks:

“Thank you for calling Pi Bar. We’re looking forward to a mid-August, early September opening; look for us then. Thanks for calling!”

That is pretty much verbatim with some license taken in the fact that we are lazy and didn’t want to call back to get it verbatim, you dig? (link)

(By the way, my post count about “Pi Bar” is now at 2.  I love being a part of something.)